Big oil companies and smaller U.S. upstarts are plotting sharply divergent paths as they plan spending for 2017 after a modest recovery in crude prices, Bradley Olson and Sarah Kent report in The Wall Street Journal.


U.S.-Russian relations took a turn for the worse over the past week after American airstrikes in Syria. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Moscow this week for discussions.


A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said last Friday that the Russian leader is keen to meet with US President Trump.

Murat Temizer

- Russia-US energy cooperation could be freed from unnecessary political interference, says Russia's former energy minister


Igor Yusufov was the Russian Energy Minister from 2001-2004 under President Vladimir Putin. After his tenure as minister, he served as Special Envoy of the Russian President for International Energy


Η ενεργειακή συνεργασία Ρωσίας-ΗΠΑ θα μπορούσε να απαλλαγεί από περιττές πολιτικές παρεμβάσεις, λέει ο πρώην υπουργός Ενέργειας της Ρωσίας

Billy Bambrough

The former ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson was sworn in as the Trump administration’s secretary of state last week, after having been confirmed by the Senate.

Jason Corcoran

Trump and Tillerson should help improve US-Russia relations. But an end to sanctions doesn’t look imminent

Luke Clancy

Energy policy could be on the agenda for a speculated first meeting between US president Donald Trump and Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, says a former Russian energy minister.


He has more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industries. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Yusufov was Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation. From 2003 to 2013, Mr. Yusufov was a member of Gazprom’s Board of Directors.